Community Investment

A Philosophy of Giving Back

Each year TNConnect is proud to give back to the community in a variety of ways. As a non-profit cooperative, we understand the importance of being a responsible member of our community.

Scholarship

Each year TNConnect is proud to present a $1000.00 scholarship to an area high school student to help them jumpstart their educational future.  Applicants must be a member of the credit union with a checking account and debit card and are evaluated on their activities inside and outside of the classroom.  TNConnect is proud to help its members get a head start on their education.

Heart Gallery

We partner with this non-profit organization to display Tennessee foster children who need permanent homes.  This display can be found in our lobby, or you can visit www.heartgalleryoftn.com to learn more.

Angel Tree and Coats for the Cold

Each year TNConnect serves as a collection point for Knox Area Rescue Ministries Coats for the Cold and also hosts and supports an Angel Tree during the holiday season.

Cell Phones for Soldiers

TNConnect is proud to participate in Cell Phones for Soldiers, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing deployed and returning troops cost-free methods to communicate with family while serving in the United States military. From the recycling of used mobile phones and cash donations, the organization has raised more than $7 million, collected more than 8.3 million cell phones and provided troops overseas with more than 114 million minutes of free talk time. For more information please visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.

Second Harvest Backpack Program

Since 2008, TNConnect has participated in the Second Harvest Backpack Program. The Back Pack program allows children to leave each Friday from school with eight nutritious items to eat over the weekend.  The goal of the program is that no child goes hungry over the weekend.

Seymour Intermediate Fit Club

Since 2010 TNConnect has been a sponsor of the Seymour Intermediate Fit Club. Each year the students of Seymour Intermediate go through a number of fitness tests in gym class. Those that pass each test, win a Fit Club T-shirt as a way to promote physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.